#2 trouble deleting folders


Using SM1.2.0rc2 with our Netscape Messenger IMAP
server (version 3.somethingorother)I can't seem to
delete folders properly.

It appears that when I choose a folder for deletion,
squirrelmail selects the folder and mangles the name
by dropping the first character. It then copies the
folder to the trash properly, except for the fact that
it's using the shortened name. It then reports an
error when trying to actually remove the original
(Can't delete currently open mailbox), probably
because it's trying to delete a folder that doesn't

Now the strange thing...or maybe it's quite sane...I
can delete the incorrectly named folder out of the
trash using the delete-folder routine just fine. I'm
assuming that the extra chop doesn't happen because of
the specially named folder.

Folder creation and renaming works just fine...just
this wierdness. If you need more info, feel free to
contact me.



  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Same error using SquirrelMail 1.2.3: when I delete a
    folder, it moves it in the Trash folder but cuts away the
    first character of its name.

    Then, trying to delete the moved folder, I get the
    following error:

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded
    in /home/httpd/html/squirrelmail/functions/imap_general.php
    on line 71

    and the folder becomes undeletable.


    Pierluigi Miranda

  • Jeremiah Merkl

    Jeremiah Merkl - 2002-02-08

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    I'm still having this problem, even under 1.2.4.

    Messes up the folder name, and fails the delete. Doing a
    manual "folder-move to trash" first, then just emptying
    the trash folder seems to work just fine, but I can't use
    the "delete folder" routines.

    Running Debian/testing with:
    Apache - 1.3.22-6
    PHP4 - 4.1.1-1
    SM 1.2.4-1
    Active SM Plugins (from list in conf.pl):
    1. squirrel_logger - v1.2
    2. username - 1.0
    3. timeout_user - v0.2
    4. squirrelspell - v1.6(? - the builtin)
    5. sent_subfolders - v1.7(? - builtin?)

    Any help or direction would be appreciated.


  • Bron Gondwana

    Bron Gondwana - 2002-03-18

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    This sounds like it's a fairly Netscape server specific
    problem, since I haven't heard of it from anywhere else.

    Would you be able to send me your config/config.php file?
    It sounds like there might be something tricky happening
    with 'Folder Prefix'.


  • Bron Gondwana

    Bron Gondwana - 2002-03-18
    • milestone: --> 101719
    • assigned_to: nobody --> brong
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I created a folder and then went to delete it however it
    will not deleted saying that the folder is not valid. It
    shows in my listing of folders however i can not get rid
    of it. this is with squirelmail ??

  • Alexandros Vellis

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    I had submitted this before, but it seems it was duplicate
    and was removed. ANW, here goes:

    Say there's a shared folder, to which I have no permissions
    to delete (admin), I just can read and/or append.

    If I try to delete this, I get:

    ERROR : Could not complete request.
    Query:STORE 13:13 +FLAGS (\Deleted)
    Reason Given: Permission denied

    Which is normal.

    *BUT*: In the meantime, Squirrelmail has first copied the
    mail from shared folder (or shared folder itself, if I tried
    to delete all of it), to my INBOX.Trash folder.

    Similar things happen if I try to delete any mail, that
    copying it to my Trash makes me overquota. Squirrelmail
    cannot copy it first, so fails to delete it altogether.

    I *can* workaround this by not using Trash in my Folder
    Options, but I *do* want to use trash.

    What can be done about this?

  • Konstantin Riabitsev

    • assigned_to: brong --> nobody
    • milestone: 101719 -->
    • labels: 102902 -->
  • Konstantin Riabitsev

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    Moving to next devel in lieu of upcoming stable branch.
    Sorry -- too much code change to justify putting it in 1.2.x

  • Thijs Kinkhorst

    Thijs Kinkhorst - 2003-02-27
    • status: open --> pending
  • Thijs Kinkhorst

    Thijs Kinkhorst - 2003-02-27

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    Can this be reproduced in 1.4.0 ?

  • Jeremiah Merkl

    Jeremiah Merkl - 2003-02-27

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    I forgot I had this bug open.

    We upgraded our Netscape 3 mail server over the summer to an Exim/CourierIMAP based one, and the problem went away.

    I'm going to guess that it was netscape specific.

    Unfortunately, I can't do any further testing, as we promptly tore down the old mailserver to re-use the box for other things.


  • Thijs Kinkhorst

    Thijs Kinkhorst - 2003-02-27
    • status: pending --> closed
  • Thijs Kinkhorst

    Thijs Kinkhorst - 2003-02-27

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    ok, closing for now.


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